BROOKINGS – After competing in the SDSU Preseason Open in early December, the Wayne State College women’s and men’s indoor track & field team was back in Brookings, South Dakota over the weekend.
WSC competed Friday during the South Dakota State Division II Invitational held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. The meet featured 15 teams that included NSIC schools of Augustana, Concordia-St. Paul, Minot State, Minnesota State-Mankato, Northern State, Sioux Falls, Southwest Minnesota State and Wayne State along with Dakota State, Dakota Wesleyan, Dordt, Morningside, Northwestern, Iowa Central CC and host South Dakota State.
The Wayne State women were led by sophomore Mckenzie Scheil who posted an NCAA provisional mark in the weight throw placing third while also notching a second-place finish in the shot put
Scheil started her day with a third-place mark in the weight throw at 59’ 8 ¼”, an NCAA provisional mark that currently sits 10th overall in NCAA Division II. She also added a second-place finish in the shot put at 44’ 7 ¾”.
Tia Jones had a 10th place finish in the weight throw (53’ 4 ½”) while Kenzie Sullivan was 10th in the shot put (40’ 1 ¾”).
Hanna Lazure had a seventh-place finish in the high jump clearing 5’ 1” while Kim Johnson earned a seventh-place finish in the one-mile run posting a time of 5:32.09.
Jordyn Pester placed ninth in the 200-meter dash in 26.82 seconds and Joan Jelimo was 10th in the 800-meter run at 2:24.68.
In the 5,000-meter run, Allie Rosener finished 11th in 18:32.26 with teammate Jade Rickard right behind in 12th place at 18:49.90.
Junior Ben Allen recorded a first-place finish in the shot put to lead the Wayne State College men. Allen scored a first-place finish in the shot put with a winning mark of 51’ 8 ½”.
In other field events, Mikhail Sands recorded a third-place finish in the long jump at 22’ ¼”, Noah Lilly was ninth in the pole vault clearing 13’ 2 ¾” and Aaron English tied for ninth in the high jump at 6’ ¾”.
The top finisher in running events was senior Nathan Pearson earning sixth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.96 with teammate Bryce Holcomb 10th in the event at 2:00.49.
Preston Davis collected an eighth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles finals at 8.70 seconds.
The Wayne State College women’s and men’s indoor track & field team will next be in action on Friday and Saturday, January 31 – February 1 at the Minnesota State Open in Mankato, Minnesota.